ACESDV hosts a number of collaborative efforts to bring concerned leaders, citizens and communities together to solve some of the most pressing issues facing domestic violence victims and the domestic violence community.
Legal Committee: The Legal Committee looks at the problems victims face in access to justice and fair treatment and takes steps to remedy those barriers. The committee member participation is open to attorneys, law students and lay legal advocates assisting domestic violence survivors.
Legislative Advisory Committee: This committee, made up of broad representation of those whose interest is in the laws related to domestic violence in the state of Arizona, meets periodically throughout the year. They discuss and determine the legislative priorities of the Coalition as well as help to strategize around legislation we oppose.
Domestic Violence Programs Committee: This committee meets quarterly and is available to all the domestic violence programs in Arizona. This forum provides training and education on a variety of topic areas that affect programs as well as provide a platform for peer-driven discussion on issues and trends facing the shelter community.
Women of Color Committee: This committee exists to create advocate support systems within communities of color by collaborating with various agencies to create one voice to end domestic violence. The WOCC consists of advocates, staff, survivors and volunteers who are of Asian/Pacific Islander, Arab/Middle-Eastern, Black/African, Naïve/Indigenous and Hispanic/Latin descent. Identified goals/activities include provide a safe space for advocates of color to have a voice, provide training and skills building opportunities for WOC advocates to advance into leadership positions, host summits and conferences on issues related to women of color domestic violence advocate and increase education and awareness on domestic violence in communities of color. Download the brochure.
SHARE Survivors Advisory Committee: SHARE stands for Strength, Hope, Awareness, Respect and Dignity. This survivor caucus is a supportive environment that welcomes women who have experienced domestic violence in an intimate relationship or within the family. The Speakers Bureau with in this advisory committee assists the AzCADV by providing public education and outreach from a survivor’s perspective. Learn more about the SHARE Committee here.
Gender & Sexual Minority Committee: The ACESDV Gender and Sexual Minority (GSM), formerly the Lesibian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning (LGBTQQ) Committee consists of advocates, staff, survivors and volunteers committee to ending violence against people. We welcome those in the gender and sexual minority community and their allies. Learn more about the GSM Committee here.
Champions to End Violence Committee: The ACESDV Champions to End Violence Committee serves as an incredible opportunity for community members, advocates, families etc. to get involved in ending violence against men and women. This committee creates a space for people to get involved who have not specifically experienced violence, and/or do not work directly in the field.